Category Archives: Carers

Leeds Pathfinder – using tech in innovative ways to support people living with dementia

Last year, Leeds Libraries, through the 100% Digital Leeds programme, successfully bid to run a Pathfinder project as part of the NHS Widening Digital Participation programme. The focus of the Pathfinder was on trialling new ways to use digital and … Continue reading

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Let’s make caring visible in Leeds this Carers Week

Carers Week is an annual event that raises awareness for caring, shining a light on the challenges faced by unpaid carers and recognising the work they do. With the theme of ‘Making Caring Visible’, this year’s event looks to highlight … Continue reading

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Fragments: helping to bring art to care homes in Leeds

Fragments is a collaboration between three friends who make art for people who find it difficult to go to theatres, art galleries and other cultural spaces. Just before lockdown started, they completed their first project, creating an immersive pop-up park … Continue reading

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Mick Ward reflects after four decades working to support adult social care across Leeds

After four decades working in adult social care for Leeds City Council, Mick Ward (Chief Officer for Transformation and Innovation within Adults and Health) is sadly retiring. Starting out as a care assistant in 1978, Mick has worked his way … Continue reading

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Celebrate Fostering Fortnight with Foster4Leeds

It’s Fostering Fortnight (13 – 26 May 2019) and you may have noticed Foster4Leeds adverts in your travels around the city. We’re looking to find people –single, married, gay, unemployed; labels don’t matter but if you can offer a young … Continue reading

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Flu Mythbusting

  Flu season is nearly upon us and the best way to protect yourself is to get vaccinated before the end of November. Vaccines are one of the greatest public health innovations in recent history and no other medical intervention has … Continue reading

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If there was a Carers Flag it would be flying high on top of LeedsTown Hall this week!

This Carers Week the theme is looking at ways to support carers to stay Healthy and Connected. Building communities which support carers to look after their loved ones well, while recognising that they are individuals with health and wellbeing needs of … Continue reading

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Let’s sing about death – the Swan Song project in Leeds

Talking about death our own, or those closest to us, is one of the hardest things anyone can do.  During Dying Matters week we’re looking at different ways of starting such a conversation. The Swan Song Project gives people facing … Continue reading

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In Leeds good neighbours can become good friends at Cross Gates & District Good Neighbours Scheme CIO

If you live in East Leeds, on the right side of York Rd, and are in the relevant age bracket, over 60, you will be able to sign up for the Cross Gates & District Good Neighbours Scheme CIO which … Continue reading

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Flu Mythbusting

  The recent flu outbreak in Australia shows that children and older adults are still two of the most vulnerable age groups .   Here in the UK we are just entering into our flu season and there is still … Continue reading

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